1979 Ford F-150 User Reviews

1979 Ford F-150 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"body" 3 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews

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Blake writes:
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5

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Everything about my truck is awesome.

Cons

Could use some more miles per gallon.

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1979 Ford F-150 Ranger. Top Of The Line F-150. — The heart of this beast is a Ford marine 460. Thats right, its out of an old speed boat. The performance is amazing, with 0-60 at right about est. 4.5 secs. Braking is sufficient, handling is a little loose. Build quality is very solid, only repairs are new fly wheel, and fixed bell housing. Paint is candy apple red bottom fading into shiny silver. Interior half matches extrerior with candy apple red dash, and red and black bench seat. Mileage is about 10-12 mpg, relatively high for this engine, and very fun to drive, plenty of power to pull through anything.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ben writes:
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5

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it rocks

Cons

none at all

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A Seriously Fun Ride — It has a 429 cobra jet in it. 650 horsepower. braking is good but not 100%. As for handling it is smooth. Its built like nothing else. interior is nice needs some work and exterior is spotless. It eats gas like it was candy so i get 1 mile per gulp. maitenance is easy. OMG this truck is so flippin fun to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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ga3ry1 writes:
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5

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solid,dependable,fun to drive,great off-road

Cons

none-not a single thing

ga3ry1
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Overall A Winner,buy One Drive It And Have The Time Of Your Life — I've been restoring this 1979 4X4 with a 300 six and 4 speed. On and off road performance is great! Very dependable. Good gas mileage. This truck is a blast to drive.The orange color and overall great condition always draws attention when I drive it. I would recommend one of these dependable,solid built trucks to anyone.Do yourself a favor and buy one of these trucks while you can still find one!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Billy writes:
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2

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all steal

Cons

old as hell

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Its A Big Beast — its a super cab with a full size bed and a 351 modified good exeleration and braking but the gas milage sucks i run it into a dicth a 40 mph and it didnt even dent the bumper, its a frigin beast

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Chase writes:
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5

Pros

Tough as hell

Cons

To much fun

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This Truck Is A Beast. — Build like a tank. I off road it five to ten times a year and it has yet to leave me stranded. From hill climbs to having it hood deep in mud it just keeps coming back for more. Its a great truck.

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Tonya writes:
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5

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Great in the Snow

Cons

Gas

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Tonyas Baby — I love the way it goes in the snow and the power. Its Black and very high with huge tires I got it from my grand father when i turned 16 but im not aloud to drive it in PA. If you ever have the chance to drive a truck then the ford f150 would be right for you

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Will writes:
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5

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everything

Cons

nothing

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Veronica — My truck is a 1979 Ford F-150 regular cab short box. its got a 460 engine with 400 horses, its really fast and gets 15 miles per gallon when driven nice. Her name is Veronica because black is beautiful. She has custom leather bucket seats, and a thumping sound system. She's a real eye grabber.

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Nicholas writes:
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5

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Very reliable, Great looking, Will go anywhere, Solid Drivetrain

Cons

NONE!!!

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Best Truck Iv Ever Owned!!! — I own one of these trucks. It is a short bed stepside that is Lifted 4in in the suspension and 3in in the body. This truck has been the most reliable truck that I have ever owned. I have had some problems with it but nothing major. I have restored it from the frame up. Great truck over all.

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Tom writes:
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5

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Nice height, great looks, babe magnet

Cons

notta

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Beauty — Bought brand new out the door $7000.00. Mine was red, 300 6 cylinder, 4 speed trans, 4 wheel drive with lock out hubs. The 300 6 had a lot of power and was very dependable.

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Chris writes:
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5

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Massive power/torque
Very sharp looking
Big block engine...just waiting to be set free with more upgrades

Cons

GAS MILEAGE
rust starting/dumb previous owners cutting rear wheel panels larger

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Green, Fast, Flashy — Amazing vehicle...from when they made stuff the right way. Terrible mileage, enormous reliability...very fun to drive and tear up asphalt with.

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2014 Ford F-150 Reviews

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2013 Ford F-150 Reviews

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I love my truck, very comfortable ride and nice looking! Gas mileage a little disappointing but I still love it! I can't wait to get my boat to pull behind it! Plan on keeping it a long long while! No... Read More

Good By acebyrd

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2012 Ford F-150 Reviews

Would Buy This Model Again By c5coupe

Love the automatic running boards Great ride. Wonderful space in the back seat. (almost like a limo) Low gas mileage. ecco boost V6 has averaged just under 14 mpg. But some of the poor gas ... Read More

Awesome Truck By xr7gt390

We love to take the truck on vacations. Tons of room for the people in side & cargo in back. Great for towing my old car to car shows. The big gas tank is great for vacations we can go about 700 mi... Read More

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2011 Ford F-150 Reviews

I Love This Truck! By Freyguy08

I got my first F-150 in 2009 when the body style was changed. I loved that one and decided I will always have the 150's as long as they don't change too much. The power is incredible, the room in the ... Read More

Excellent Ride! By Emrldeye

You can be running 70 mph and not realize it.The wheel base and suspension make this an excellent ride.The engine torque and six speed transmission get you moving fast early.Race red paint, chrome whe... Read More

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2010 Ford F-150 Reviews

One Of The Most Fun Rigs I've Ever Owned By BZ2

The Ford Raptor may be the coolest and most flexibly dynamic pick-up truck on the market. It is equally comfortable crawling up a steep mountain trail and rolling the interstate at 80 mph. Mine is 4... Read More

Mean Looking Truck By nicksantos

overall its a great truck to have. you can take it anywhere and it can tow just about anything. equipped with a "bedrug" makes it easy for transportation of fragile or things you don't want to get all... Read More

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